Ghada Shakir

Ghada Shakir · TEDxNIU 2017

Ghada Shakir is an Arabic from/intoEnglish translator, localizer and interpreter, born in Iraq and raised between Iraq and the United Kingdom. Ghada holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpretation studies from Al-Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq. Her early in life exposure to different languages and cultures drove her to pursue a career as a linguist. Currently, she is a Director of the Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters (MATI) and the Administrator Assistant for the Arabic Language Division at the American Translators Association (ATA). Also, Ghada is the President of Gingkos Inc. Translation, Localization and Culture, a language company in Milwaukee, WI. She deals with the challenge of the language barrier and cultural misunderstanding every day. Her ultimate goal is to ease communications, and to connect people.